Response: Hi Guys : ) I am pretty behind with my travel tales unfortunately. There is no way I could keep up with 2 months of travel! I haven't done any overseas trips since I got back to the UK in late October. Just working in Scotland and now Newcastle. It is an amazing city. If you have time to come visit here when you are over you are most welcome to stay with me, as long as some of you don't mind the floor. I did however go up to Ben Nevis for the weekend and was in Manchester this weekend for my birthday. We had a great time. Had a very posh dinner and stayed out til the early hours of the morning having way too much fun. The next day we went to Manchester China town for the Chinese New Year celebrations. It was packed. We saw the dragon and the firecrackers, ate cheap chinese from the street stalls and even ended up buying one of the Chinese lanterns they had. It has considerably brightened up my bleak nurses home room (temporary only. I am currently looking for somewhere). My birthday has been predictably been a scorcher every year. The funny thing was, although not 40 here, it was surprisingly a beautiful sunny weekend as well. The first we have had! Really looking forward to seeing you in Holland. I think that will be my next trip now. Tell Hannah and Miranda to wear their Dutch gear (for Oma) ; ) xoxo Love Kylies
Response: Yes!! I know. I found out by Janine sending a group email with a picture of the ultrasound. I had to read her name at the top about 5 times for it to sink in that it was hers. ; ) I didn't end up meeting up with Stuart. He was busy the weekend I texted him re. skiing. We went to Ben Nevis but there was not enough easy snow for us too go on : (. I am actually in Newcastle now - amazing city! Bad news is hotmail is blocked at my work here. So if I take ages to reply, thats why. xx Kylies
Response: Hi Oma, Glad the wedding went well. Mum will surely fill me in when I talk to her next. I saw one photo of the wedding on Liz's website. Hopefully will get to see some more. I start my new job on the 12th of Feb. LOL Kylies
Cool : ) - Is snowboarding much harder than skiing though? Maybe I should try skiing first?? Hope you are well and enjoying the warm weather (lucky duck) xx K
Response: Hi Lizzie : ) Missing you heaps as well. Don't worry, I will definitely be back - I can't stand all this freezing weather. That's terrible!! And pretty stupid that the Uni forgot that they have their own teams! Are they intending to play their weekend games on the top field? You will just have to get them to change their Tuesday training session to another day. I've heard about Fiona's puppy : ) So who's the someone else Lizzie? ; ) Guess what - snow has finally come to Norhern Scotland - and I'm planning to go skiing! First I will try my hand indoors in Glasgow. Wish you were here to be my teacher. I'm going to have to go without one because teachers at Extreme dome cost £125 per 30 minutes!! You could make a fortune here. xx Kylies
Response: There are actually more to come! It is just really hard for me to get the time to do them, as I have to catch two buses home from work. It is very dark and cold and if I stay late, the waits are even longer. When I get back you will be able to watch the videos. I haven't been able to send them back, as I dont know how to put the tapes onto DVD. The photo shop charges 30 something pounds per tape! and there are too many of them. I have been very sick lately. There was this killer sore throat thing which swept through Scotland. I hope you have a great time in Melbourne. Fill me in on all the wedding details. Love Kylies. PS Will try and get time to respond to emails soon. I have been very bad at keeping in touch of late.
Response: Thanks Oma, Yes it certainly will. We are 'on the streets' in London at the moment, but I may be able to spend a couple of nights at a friends until I sort something else. I am very behind in my travel diary but will get round to it soon. There are lots more stories. xoxo Kylies
Response: Yes, but travels very soon to end. We catch a train to Prague in a couple of hours and will have to book our tickets back to London very soon. xoxo Kylies
Response: Hi Katrin, Of course I remember you! Homebake was the name of that festival. And how could I forget our zoo experience. Do you remember? I probably wont get to Germany until next year now. Where are you living now? Make sure you also contact me if you come to England. I will be working there. xoxo Kylies
Response: Hi Oma, We are in Budapest now. It is one of the nicest places I have been, and not expensive either. I will have to try and get mum and dad to go here when they come. What is the Marokko internet? luv Kylies
Response: Hey Liz, email me your address, I have an overdue postcard for you guys. We have actually run into a bit of trouble at the moment. On the train from Athens to Budapest we ended up passing through Romania (not the most logical route really). Australians cant go there without a visa, so Craig was told he had to leave the train by the border police. So we are now in Bulgaria! We will try and make our way to Budapest via Serbia instead.
Response: Hey, that's now. Hope mum is enjoying her walk. We are in Athens at the moment, and met up with two of my friends, Elen and Helen. xx Kylies
Response: Wow, I cant beleive Miranda is 15! Happy Birthday Miranda : ) Before you know it another 15 years will pass and you'll be almost 30 like me! We are in Toulouse at the moment. We went to Najac, a place which I think you will really like. xoxo Kylies
Response: Oh no, the diarrhoea and vomiting were quite funny actually (looking back on it that is). We are in Granada at the moment.
Response: Hey Lizzy - missing you guys heaps as well. I cant wait for one of you to come visit me while I´m here! Hope you have a great time in Melbourne, looking forward to hearing all about it. xoxo Kylies
Response: Hi Marg,
Thanks for your message. Sorry I took so long to respond. Not sure if you will even read this now. I am back in Adelaide at the moment, but really have the travel bug still. I was really amazed with Roslyn chapel, and at the moment I am slowly reading some books about Roslyn chapel and the Holy Grail. It is interesting, but hard reading as it is all very factual and historical. I walked through the cemetary which is next to Roslyn which is probably where your relatives are buried. It is on a sloping green hill, and is very nice. Roslyn is really country, so there are lots of green fields around, very quiet and very pretty. Have you been there, or are you planning to go? Love Kylies
Response: Happy New Year to you guys as well!! I heard about the snow - My friend in Carlisle said it was snowing and she bought a sledge. But yep, I'm back in Adelaide - it feels really wierd, so open and empty, probably because of the blue open skies, low houses and lack of people. I think I have wanderlust, and want to travel more. Yesterday me and Craig went snorkelling on the reef and saw dolphins close up - They were doing tricks. It was however a very hot day - 42.5C! Hottest December day since 1939. Keep in touch, Love Kylies
Response: Hi Oma, hope you are well. It is really really cold here. To cold to even sleep at night. Only 2 - 3 weeks left now though. xx Kylies
Response: I also saw the tombstone of George Buchanan - was he a relative? I later found out he was the teacher of Mary Queen of Scots and James VI.
Response: Hi Oma : )
I have about 90 euro left (about $130) - how much would you like?
Response: Oh lovely, a little trisha girl. : ) Congrats to Trisha. You will unfortunately have to expect cold weather when you come. It is unseasonally cold and the UK is expecting the coldest winter in 50 years. It is very cold, but also very nice and Christmasy with the German Christmas markets and the lights. I will be coming home for Christmas, and will continue to work on the liver book from home for 2 days a week (contract just through today). Luv Kylies
Response: Hi Oma and Pa - yeah, I heard about the heavy rain - Dad said the brewery christmas displays got washed out to sea.
Response: Oh Cool - You've been to Rhodes too! I'll have to get you to listen to a song by the Kaiser Chiefs - I've been to Rhodes (well the actual words are I've been to riots - but trust me, with their Leeds accents it sounds like they are saying Rhodes ; ) ) Don't tell me you are having rain! - I want to go back to sun : ) Good news about your approval. My Mum and Dads house will be finished in early December, but they still have to sell the block of land - you don't happen to know anyone who wants to buy a block in Seacliff? Love Kylies
Response: Hi Oma,
We may try singing with the NHS choir just to see what they are like. They are singing there one night too. Luckily it isn't frozen over yet, but that means we have rain!
Response: Hi Oma,
Yep, I'm pretty much caught up on sleep. Clocks go back this weekend. We will prob go to Dr's mess tonight and a friends church concert Sat night. I'm going to try and get tickets to Carols by Candlelight in the York Minster Chapter house. But it is really hard to get them. You have to line up really early on Saturday the 3rd at the Minster to get them before they sell out! Love Kylies